Project: Development of an optimized tide and hurricane storm surge model for the northern Gulf of Mexico (MS, AL, FL) for use with the ADCIRC Surge Guidance System
Other Research Partners: Stephen C. Medeiros, University of Central Florida
Project Description: This project will advance state-of-the-art model development by introducing novel terrain analysis techniques and lidar-based surface roughness parameterization at the regional scale. These advanced techniques will also be used to develop intelligent, stable, and semi- automated mesh de-refinement methods for optimizing a research grade (i.e., high resolution) storm surge model to reduce computational time. The final outcome/deliverable will be an accurate, optimized hurricane storm surge model of the northern Gulf of Mexico (MS, AL, & FL Panhandle) that is suitable for use with the ASGS.
Research Interests: Tide, wind-wave and hurricane storm surge modeling; digital elevation model development; flood-plain analysis; coastal dynamics of sea level rise; biogeophysical modeling under climate change.
Phone: (225) 578-4303